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MBA Stage1 ITMIS Assignment

April 2012 July 2012 semester

MBA Stage1 ITMIS Assignment April 2012 July 2012 semester

Instructions to students. General instructions for all assignments:
Prepare the assignment in a word processor document and submit it via the student portal to Turnitin. Your name, student ID, and page number should be included in the footer of each page of the assignment document body. An abstract, references, and table of contents should be included. A list of figures, bibliography, and nomenclature should also be included if required. Start each question on a new page in the document and provide a heading for each question. Paginate your document so that it is neatly presented. The cover page should include your name, student ID, module name, cohort, semester, and assignment title. The assignment must be submitted on or before the due date specified by the student portal / course outline. There are no extensions granted except in the case of serious illness or injury, which must be supported by medical documentary evidence presented to the course administrator. Collusion and copying are not allowed. Each assignment must be done entirely by you. There are severe penalties for copying and collusion including loss of marks in the assignment, failing the entire subject, or dismissal from the course. Outside materials may be used in assignments but all such material must be quoted and referenced if included verbatim. In general you should present your ideas and understanding in your own words. If quotations are used they are expected to be minimal, and paraphrasing should also be avoided.

Specific Instruction for this assignment:

All questions in this assignment are to be answered in written English using a word processor. Use a proportionally spaced font such as Times Roman 12 point for normal, essay-type written answers. Credit will be given on the basis of the content of the assignment with regard to the quality of the work, its presentation, and also evidence of research and reading done. This is an individual assignment. Absence of referencing would automatically attract a fail grade.

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MBA Stage1 ITMIS Assignment

April 2012 July 2012 semester

References must be given in the Harvard style. (See the portal library resources for further guides)

Computers are changing every aspect of our lives from entertainment to shopping, from the work we do and where we do it, to how we communicate with friends and relatives. The Internet continues to integrate deeper into our daily activities with the passing of time. It is becoming particularly difficult, if not impossible in numerous markets, to retain leadership without a considered strategy for the use of the Internet and Internet related technology in the business. Information systems are the foundation for conducting business today. In many industries, survival and even existence is difficult without extensive use of information technology. No longer can we imagine going to work and conducting business without them. As a society we have come to rely extensively on the use of information appliances such as cell phones, iPhones, BlackBerrys, handhelds, and other hardware. Communicating and conducting business is increasingly being carried out through the use of e-mail, online conferencing, and international teleconferencing. Internet technologies have become essential business tools. From the above two paragraphs, you can realize the importance of the usage Information Systems, Information technology for a company. of

As an individual, you need to select a business enterprise and carry out the following task. You may consider different business sectors like education, transportation, finance, health and many others for your selection. Tasks You are required to take on the role of a consultant and

Analyze the information requirements at each of the decision making levels in the management and recommend information systems at each of them to support the major business functions of the organization and strategize its operations giving it the required competitive edge. The information systems need to be reliable, sophisticated and user-friendly. You need to state clearly the information systems, the purpose they would serve and prioritize them. Information systems may also be considered for managing customer relations etc. If information systems already exist for your chosen company, you must evaluate its suitability and recommend any latest technologies that would make a difference to the firm. Otherwise, you must justify its suitability.


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MBA Stage1 ITMIS Assignment


April 2012 July 2012 semester

Critically evaluate the security measures that are in place for their information system. Justify their suitability. If there is no security in place, list the software, hardware, and procedures needed to secure their information system and justify with reasons. Information Systems involve heavy investment of software, hardware, network, telecommunications, and security infrastructure. However, the latest development in providing IT solutions is through Cloud Computing. Analyse the suitability of Cloud Computing to provide Information services to the chosen company Assignment weighting Assignment Length Recommended Font size Report Format 100 % 2000 3000 words 11, 12 Standard Report


The marking scheme will be as follows: Analysis of Information requirements at each level 20 marks of management Suitability of IS for the chosen firm/Recommendation of latest technologies Security for Information System Suitability of Cloud Computing Content and Originality Documentation(with proper references) Total 20 marks 20 marks 20 marks 10 marks 10 marks 100 marks

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